QUEENS, NY: The Queens Complete Count Committee (CCC), sponsored by Borough President Helen Marshall, will hold a strategy meeting and press conference to announce the arrival of the 2010 census forms and urge all Queens residents to be counted. CCC members will provide updates on their activities and discuss next steps, and Census Bureau officials will be available to answer questions.
WHAT: Queens Complete Count Committee meeting and press conference
WHERE: Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11415
Room 213 Part 2
WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2010 10:00am – 12:30pm
Press conference: 11:00am
Featured speakers: Helen Marshall, Borough President, Queens
Members of the Queens Complete Count Committee
Representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau
About the 2010 Census
The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution to be conducted every 10 years. Census data are used to apportion congressional seats to states; to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state, and tribal governments each year; and to make decisions about what community services to provide. The 2010 Census form will be one of the shortest in U.S. history and consists of just 10 questions, taking about 10 minutes to complete. Strict confidentiality laws protect the respondents and the information they provide.
March 15-17: Mailing of 2010 Census form to most homes.
March 19 – April 19: Opening of Be Counted Sites / Questionnaire Assistance Centers in select neighborhood locations to provide extra forms for those who need it, as well as the national Telephone Assistance Center, with help in 60 languages.
March 22-24: Mailing of reminder postcards.
March 29-31: Census workers count homeless people at shelters, soup kitchens/food vans, and selected outdoor locations.
April 1-10: Second mailing of 2010 Census form to many homes that have not returned first one.
April 1, 2010: Official Census Day.
April - July 2010: Census workers visit households that have not mailed back their census form.
Dec. 31, 2010: Reporting of Census data to the President of the United States.
2010 CENSUS LINKS
Main Page: http://www.2010census.gov
NY Regional Website: http://www.census.gov/regions/new_york
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, more): http://2010.census.gov/2010census/involved/index.php
NY Regional Facebook ID: New York Regional Census Office
2010 Census Timeline: http://2010.census.gov/2010census/about_2010_census/013279.html
2010 Census Logos: http://2010.census.gov/partners/census-logos/
Multimedia Center: http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/index.php
Images, b-roll and other tools: http://mediadownload.census.gov/
Local data: Data from the 2000 Census and American Community Survey are available at http://www.census.gov Enter the specific city or zip code into the “Population Finder” on the right hand side.